while i was at work yesterday (in the bad luck dress, i might add) our dehumidifier shorted out, burned and melted to the extension cord it was plugged into and as a result melted and shorted out the extension cord connection to the wall. it all might have gone unnoticed had i not gone downstairs to iron something. i heard not the usual whir of the dehumidifier and thought that it needed to be emptied. then, realizing it wasn't full, thought the breaker had been tripped. nope. not that either. then i checked the plug and sparks started to erupt. eeek!
and when i went to check the smoke detector because now i was really freaked out...the battery was dead.
i'm just glad that i had a house to go home to and not a charred pile of burned up rubble.
so the dress has overcome its curse and brought me luck. long live the lucky plaid dress!